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The Classic 100 – Swoon (10CD)

The Swoon phenomenon was born 25 years ago, when the ABC Classic FM Breakfast show began to feature a serenely beautiful piece of music that ‘made your world stand still’. For The Classic 100 – Swoon, Classic FM listeners across the country voted for their top 100 Swoons: this album brings together all of the top 100 tracks, plus an additional CD, Piano Rapture, and the original iconic Swoon DVD.



1. VAUGHAN WILLIAMS The Lark Ascending
2. MOZART Clarinet Concerto: Adagio
3. BARBER Adagio for Strings
4. PÄRT Spiegel im Spiegel
5. ALLEGRI Miserere
6. MASSENET Méditation from Thaïs
7. ELGAR Nimrod from Enigma Variations
8. MORRICONE Gabriel’s Oboe from The Mission
9. FAURÉ Pie Jesu from Requiem
10. ALBINONI / GIAZOTTO Adagio (excerpt)

CD 2

11. SATIE Gymnopédie No. 1
12. ELGAR Cello Concerto: Adagio – Moderato
13. RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 2: Adagio sostenuto
14. MAHLER Adagietto from Symphony No. 5
15. BEETHOVEN ‘Emperor’ Piano Concerto: Adagio un poco mosso
16. MOZART Ave, verum Corpus
17. BIZET Je crois entendre encore from The Pearl Fishers
18. VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis (excerpt)
19. R STRAUSS Im Abendrot from Four Last Songs
20. SHOSTAKOVICH Romance from The Gadfly
21. KHACHATURIAN Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia
22. PUCCINI Humming Chorus from Madama Butterfly

CD 3

23. RODRIGO Concierto de Aranjuez: Adagio
24. BRUCH Violin Concerto No. 1: Adagio
25. BACH Mache dich, mein Herze, rein from St Matthew Passion
26. MOZART Lacrimosa from Requiem
28. BACH Cello Suite No. 1: Prelude
29. MOZART Piano Concerto No. 21 ‘Elvira Madigan’: Andante
30. PURCELL Dido’s Lament from Dido and Aeneas
31. MASCAGNI Intermezzo from Cavalleria rusticana
32. DELIBES Flower Duet from Lakmé
33. SAINT-SAËNS The Swan from The Carnival of the Animals
34. RACHMANINOFF Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini: 18th Variation
35. DVOŘÁK Song to the Moon from Rusalka
36. WESTLAKE Wooden Ships from Antarctica

CD 4

37. VERDI Va, pensiero from Nabucco
38. BACH Double Violin Concerto: Largo ma non tanto
39. GRIEG Solveig’s Song from Peer Gynt
40. DEBUSSY Clair de lune
41. HOLST Venus, the Bringer of Peace from The Planets
42. HANDEL Pifa from Messiah
43. TALLIS Spem in alium
44. MOZART Soave sia il vento from Così fan tutte
45. DVOŘÁK New World Symphony: Largo (excerpt)
46. TCHAIKOVSKY The Nutcracker: Pas de deux – Sugar Plum Fairy and The Prince
47. JENKINS Benedictus from The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace
48. CANTALOUBE Baïlèro from Songs of the Auvergne
49. KATS-CHERNIN Eliza Aria from Wild Swans
50. WAGNER Tristan and Isolde: Prelude


51. WILLIAMS Schindler’s List: Main Theme
52. EDWARDS Dawn Mantras
53. BEETHOVEN ‘Moonlight’ Sonata: Adagio sostenuto
54. HANDEL Ombra mai fù (Largo) from Xerxes
55. DEBUSSY Prélude à ‘L’Après-midi d’un faune’
56. SCULTHORPE Small Town
57. PÄRT Cantus in memoriam Benjamin Britten
58. BEETHOVEN Violin Concerto: Larghetto
59. MENDELSSOHN The Hebrides
60. RACHMANINOFF Vespers: Glory to God in the Highest

CD 2

61. MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto: Andante
62. BACH / HESS Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
63. BEETHOVEN Für Elise
64. BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9: Adagio molto e cantabile
65. RAVEL Pavane for a Dead Princess 66 MENDELSSOHN A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Nocturne
67. BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7: Allegretto
68. BACH Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
69. GLUCK Dance of the Blessed Spirits from Orpheus and Eurydice
70. MORRICONE Cinema Paradiso: Main Theme
71. BACH Goldberg Variations: Aria
72. SCHUBERT Impromptu in G-flat major, D899 No. 3
73. BACH Mass in B minor: Agnus Dei 74 LLOYD WEBBER Pie Jesu from Requiem

CD 3

75. FAURÉ Cantique de Jean Racine
76. HANDEL Lascia, ch’io pianga from Rinaldo
77. MOZART Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major: Adagio
78. MOZART Clarinet Quintet: Larghetto
79. BRAHMS How Lovely Are Thy Dwellings from A German Requiem
80. GÓRECKI Symphony of Sorrowful Songs: Lento e largo
81. BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 5: Affettuoso
82. SAINT-SAËNS Mon coeur s’ouvre à ta voix from Samson and Delilah
83. FAURÉ Pavane
84. GERSHWIN Summertime from Porgy and Bess
85. MOZART Concerto for Flute and Harp: Andantino
86. KORNGOLD Glück, das mir verblieb from Die tote Stadt

CD 4

87. SATIE Gnossienne No. 4
88. BEETHOVEN ‘Pastoral’ Symphony: Scene by the Brook (excerpt)
89. CHOPIN Piano Concerto No. 1: Romance
90. SCHUBERT Ave Maria
91. SCULTHORPE Left Bank Waltz from Little Suite
92. DVOŘÁK Cello Concerto: Adagio ma non troppo
93. PERGOLESI Stabat Mater
94. TAVENER Song for Athene
95. ALBINONI Oboe Concerto in D minor: Adagio
96. BELLINI Casta diva from Norma
97. R STRAUSS Morgen!
98. BACH / GOUNOD Ave Maria
99. BACH Orchestral Suite No. 3: Air (‘Air on the G String’)
100. PUCCINI O mio babbino caro from Gianni Schicchi